Thank you for your response. I don't believe I have CF at all. I do have severe asthma and several other issues. I was doing some research on the net in the last few days and it does say that there are peoplewho are considered carriers that have or are more prone to other illnesses like asthma. But that is the internet. I wonder I guess because of how sick I have been and even when healthy I never pass my breathing test if there is a strain that wasn't tested for. Something that can only cause mild not life threatening symptoms? They only tested for 25 and from what I have read their could be hundreds of combinations. I worry because of my little boy more than anything. They only did a sweat test when he was born, apparently negative. But I wonder what he carries. In maryland they would have tested his blood since both me and his father carry some type and if he were to have both or even just his dads there could be certain health issues. His dad had a 5t allele. From what I gathered during genetic counselling david would not develop CF. The pediatrician on call at delivery said that the combination could cause devastating issues but Iam not sure he was totally up to date on CF. David has had chronic issues with his immune system being crappy and was hospitalized a year ago for not healing fast enough from an intestinal illness. Turns out it was pancreatitis. It is more a question of curiosity than anything else. I just can't seem to shake this congestion and have had more trouble breathing when I am sick or not that it makes a person wonder. The two of us are such lemons I wish he didn't get my genes at all. Plus he has his father's finger tips that are a big rounded and puffy at the ends which could just be a nothing too. You know how parents are about their kids.
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